Early days in Dent County, MO, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales, factual data, and individual biographies in this NEW 121 page booklet, an excerpt reprinted from the rare 1889 book: History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri. The spiral bound booklet is 8 1/2 x 11" and is printed on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet protects the front cover. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Anutt, Boss, Bunker (part), Jadwin, Lake Spring, Lecoma, Lenox, Salem (County Seat) . Topics covered in the history of this rural county in central Missouri include: Physical Features, Mineral Wealth, Earthworks and Indians; Early Settlers; Land Entries with purchasers and dates; Industries; Customs; Events; First marriages; County Organization; the County Court; Townships Reorganized; Courthouse; County Officers; First murder case, a bigamy case, and other early court actions; early members of the bar; the Civil War -- preliminaries, mustering, troops; Towns and Villages; Lodges; Schools, including the Salem Academy; Newspapers; Churches; and other bits of history and trivia. Hundreds of individual names are mentioned in the history section of the booklet. In addition, the back of the booklet contains fairly detailed biographies of many prominent residents. While these are of primary interest to their decendents, they contain many items of general historical interest. Those included are: Dr. W.L. Arnot, John Arthur, Samuel Asbridge, Rev. John M. Ashlock, Robert Mortimer Askin, Asa H. Bain, William Barksdale, John F. Bass, John Thomas Benton, Franklin C. Blackwell, Hardy Blackwell, Robert Jackson Bowman, Thomas Jefferson Bowman, Millard F. Browne, John Larkin Callahan, Elbert C. Comstock, Thomas H. Condray, Christopher C. Cox, Harry Cross, John Cummins, John M. Daugherty, James Douthart Dilworth, Elbridge L. Dye, Minor Elayer, Calvin Floyd, John B. Fox, Milton Godbey, Peter Guthoerl, George A. Head, David Headrick, Frank Headrick, Silas Headrick, Cicero P. Hedrick, James Hickman, Timothy Hickman, Charles William Hobson, Hiram Hodges, William T. Holman, Dr. John Hyer, Joseph H. Jadwin, John Thomas Johns, Dr. A.J. Jones, Jonathan D. Jones, George R. Kenamore, Rudolph Kessler, Isaiah Larkin, Dr. Wilson M. Lenox, Abner H. Leonard, Robert A. Leonard, Josiah Lewis, William Robert Love, James D. McGee, Thomas MacGlashan, Dr. J.N. McMurtrey, Moses M. McSpadden, William C. Martin, W.T. Martin, Jordan Miner, Samuel Morrison, Franklin M. Moser, James Madison Orchard, Charles H. Orchard, John E. Organ, Jesse B. Pemberton, Levi T. Pemberton, John T. Pettigrew, George W. Powell, John Reynolds Ray, Ransom Reddick, Duncan Robertson, Eben Blachley Sankey, Joseph Y. Shults, John L. Skeeters, Erasmus B. Smith, William F. Smith, William Sparks, Capt. William T. Stepp, W. Andrew Sturgeon, Edward Swiney, Dr. D. P. Thurber, John Emery Watson, John Calvin Welch, William W. Williams, and Edmund T. Wingo.